About host

2009 Host organisation

Intensifying the focus on Europe’s enormous potential in the areas of education and culture is the central theme of the Allianz Kulturstiftung. With this in mind, and since its founding in 2000, the foundation encourages the professionalization of next-generation academicians and artists in the spirit of European integration. To equal degrees, young authors and artists, as well as students of European studies, make up the target groups of the foundation’s programs, intended to promote a sustained exchange of knowledge of one another and inspire cooperative endeavors.

For more information please contact:
Allianz Kulturstiftung
Maria-Theresia-Str. 4a
D-81675 München
Tel: +49.89.410.7303
Fax: +49.89.4107.3040

2009 Co-host organisation

Established in 1964, the Robert Bosch Stiftung GmbH is one of the major German foundations associated with a private company. It represents the philanthropic and social endeavors of Robert Bosch (1861-1942) and fulfills his legacy in a contemporary manner.

The Robert Bosch Stiftung works predominantly in the fields of International Relations, Health and Education.

For more information please contact:
Robert Bosch Stiftung GmbH
Heidehofstr. 31
70184 Stuttgart
Tel: + 49.(0).711/460.8479
Fax: + 49.(0).711/460.84-1079


The 2009 Grantmaker’s East Forum is generously supported by:
Allianz Cultural Foundation, Balkan Trust for Democracy, a project of the German Marshall Fund and the Czech government, BMW Stiftung Herbert Quandt, Charities Aid Foundation, Charles Stewart Mott Foundation, Dynasty Foundation, ERSTE Stiftung, Eurasia Foundation, European Climate Foundation, Global Fund for Women, Microsoft Corporation, MOZAIK – Community Development Foundation, The Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ost-Ausschuss der Deutschen Wirtschaft, Robert Bosch Stiftung, Rockefeller Brothers Fund, Soros Foundation – Latvia, Stiftung Mercator, Stiftung West-Östliche Begegnung, Trust for Civil Society in Central & Eastern Europe and ZEIT-Stiftung Ebelin und Gerd Bucerius.


Germany is bordered to the north by the North Sea, Denmark, and the Baltic Sea; to the east by Poland and the Czech Republic; to the south by Austria and Switzerland; and to the west by France, Luxembourg, Belgium, and the Netherlands. The territory of Germany covers 357,021 square kilometers and is influenced by a temperate seasonal climate. With 82 million inhabitants, it accounts for the largest population among the member states of the European Union and is home to the third-largest number of international migrants worldwide. German is the official and predominantly spoken language in Germany. It is one of 23 official languages in the European Union, and one of the three working languages of the European Commission, along with English and French. Recognized native minority languages in Germany are Danish, Sorbian, Romany, and Frisian. They are officially protected by the ECRML. Most used immigrant languages are Turkish, Polish, the Balkan languages, and Russian.

The events of the past have left their mark on the cityscape – and the city is still changing today. “Berlin is always in the process of becoming”, remarked historian Karl Scheffler, and this is one of the traits that makes it one of Europe’s most vibrant, exciting and colourful capitals. Berlin has a vibe all of its own, and wherever you go, you can experience the pulsating life on the boulevards, in the art galleries and at the flea markets, and in the city’s 300 clubs and 7,000 bars and restaurants – many of which are open around the clock.

For more information see www.germany-tourism.de